RICK MORTON, ESQ.
Civil & Orphan’s Court Litigation
Estate Planning & Administration
Following service as a state and local prosecutor, Rick became engaged in private practice in Chester County in 1990. Rick assists clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, power of attorneys and living wills. He aids clients in the administration of estates and the filing of inheritance tax returns. He also works with individuals in the formation of limited liability companies, contract drafting and negotiations, sales and acquisition, and has assisted in exploring business development projects.
Rick has successfully represented clients on many disputes, including several million dollar claims under a power company contract; imposition of a restraining order to remedy the unauthorized use of client contact information by a former employee; abatement of an IRS 100% penalty assessment against corporate officers of a company failing to pay employment taxes; defense of an estate against a claim by a disappointed son of the decedent; and defense of a landowner on environmental claims. Rick acted on a contract basis as solicitor for Chester County Dept. of Children, Youth and Families from 1990 to 2005 and from 2011 to 2017. He also represents clients on social security disability claims.
Rick was a partner with the law firm of Crawford, Wilson & Ryan until 2006. He served in the Business Group of Montgomery, McCracken Walker & Rhoads before joining Ryan, Morton & Imms LLC. Rick has been frequently named a Top Main Line Attorney in the area of Wills & Trusts.
Rick remains involved in the local community. He has served as member and Chairman of the Advisory Board to the West Chester Salvation Army as well as Chairman to the Citizen’s Advisory Board to the Chester County Department of Children Youth and Families. Rick was a member and Sunday School teacher for many years at Central Schwenkfelder Church, Worcester, PA and serves as a member and Sunday School teacher at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in Malvern, PA. He is a member of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and recently participated in a joint U.S./Finland project exploring the heritage of his Signer. Rick obtained a B.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of his class from the Delaware Law School.
I have known Rick Morton, both personally and professionally, for a number of years. When my mother passed away suddenly a year ago I was devastated and to make things worse I was the executor of her estate and I was clueless on everything that had to be done. I asked Rick for his help with the will and estate and he made it very easy for me. From the initial steps, through the inheritance tax paperwork and all the way to the end, Rick was there whenever I had a question or concern. G.L., Phoenixville, PA
Esq. Morton is professional, honest, and kind. My parents and I have been going to him for more than 30 years. We have been very happy with him and his work every time. G.G., Malvern PA
Rick Morton did an outstanding job in advising on the best approach for our lawsuit. He took time to explain the process thoroughly, advise the best approach as well as pros and cons to the approach, and kept us abreast of each step in the process. He communicates extremely well, and his execution in the court room was exceptional, allowing us to achieve justice and a settlement. I would highly recommend Rick Morton for your legal needs. K.P., West Chester, PA
I recommended a friend of mine to Rick Morton to have a very complicated Will done for her. He suggested some great ideas to her. His response time always amazed me. She was extremely satisfied with the job he did. We would highly recommend him! L.M., West Caln, PA
It was a pleasure having Rick Morton work through my estate and POA issues. Rick was always prompt to respond and very clearly laid out everything I needed to know about my cases. I highly recommend Rick and his firm and will definitely use their services again should the need arise. J.P., Pottstown, PA
I have worked with Rick Morton and Kevin Ryan for decades. They are my personal attorneys, and I refer my clients to them because they are trustworthy, honest and do a great job. M.S., West Chester, PA
Rick Morton made the process of creating a Will and Power of Attorney simple and straight forward. We highly recommend him. J.W., Exton, PA
Rick can be reached at 610-430-1427 or firstname.lastname@example.org.